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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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DR. WILLIAM GORGAS — THE PHYSICIAN WHOSE WORK IN CONTROLLING MALARIA AND YELLOW FEVER MADE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL POSSIBLE

GORGAS, WILLIAM C. (1854-1920).  Army physician and Surgeon General of the United States Army; best known for his work combating the transmission of yellow fever and malaria by controlling the mosquitoes that carry them; his strategy was greeted with considerable skepticism and opposition to such hygiene measures; the measures he put into practice as the head of the Panama Canal Zone Sanitation Commission saved thousands of lives and contributed to the success of the Canal’s construction. Surprisingly uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “W.C. Gorgas,” on War Department, Office of the Surgeon General letterhead. One page, quarto. Washington March 31, 1916.  Very fine condition.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II  ~~  KING GEORGE VI  

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, WINSTON S. CHURCHILL,  B.L. MONTGOMERY, LOUIS MONTBATTEN, CLEMENT ATLEE, MARK CLARK, ERNEST KING, CARL SPAATZ, JAN MASARYK, THE ENTIRE RUSSIAN DELEGATION TO THE WORLD TRADE  UNION CONFERENCE, AND DOZENS MORE  WWII ERA PERSONALITIES SIGN A GUEST BOOK WHEN ATTENDING VARIOUS CERMONIES AT OXFORD UNIVESITY

WORLD WAR II ERA PERSONALITIES.  A simply remarkable assemblage of dozens of prominent persons who have signed a guest book kept by a hotelier who ran an establishment near Oxford University in the years 1944-1948.

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ORNATE CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP FOR THE BUILDING OF THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT

WASHINGTON MONUMENT.  [TAYLOR, ZACHARY (1784-1850) 12th President of the United States]. An ornate, printed Washington National Monument Society certificate bearing Taylor’s printed signature “Z. Taylor”, President.  One page,  8 ½ x 10 ¼ inches.  No date, but circa 1849.

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EXTREMELY-RARE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE SWEARING FIDELITY TO KING GEORGE II  ~~  SIGNED BY 14 COLONIAL JURISTS & STATESMEN

MANY OF WHOM WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEIGE OF LOUISBOURG, THE PIVOTAL OPERATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR IN 1758, THAT ENDED THE FRENCH COLONIAL ERA IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND LED TO THE SUBSEQUENT BRITISH CAMPAIGN TO CAPTURE QUEBEC IN 1759

AN EXTREMELY RARE PRINTED SIGNED OATH PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO KING GEORGE II  —  bearing fourteen signatures of major Colonial Jurists and political figures.  One page, tall folio.  No place, [Massachusetts Bay Colony], Undated, but most likely accomplished between 1727 and 1731.

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ANDREW JOHNSON IMPEACHMENT TRIAL TICKET  — WITH THE ORGINAL STUB STILL ATTACHED

JOHNSON, ANDREW. (1808-1875). Seventeenth President of the United States; Governor of Tennessee; first president to face an impeachment trial. A light rose color/purple imprinted Impeachment trial ticket for May 18, 1868, with the original stub still attached.

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KING KAMEHAMEHA IV  ~~  HIS AUTOGRAPH TRANSLATION OF THE “PRAYER FOR ALL ESTATES OF MEN,” LIKELY A WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS 1862 SELF-TRANSLATED BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, THE FIRST IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE!

KAMEHAMEHA IV.  (1834-1863) Fourth king of the united Kingdom of Hawaii (1855-1863). Exceedingly-rare Autograph Manuscript, in pencil, Unsigned. One page, full legal folio. [Approximately 8 ½ x 12 inches] No place [Hawaii] No date [circa 1862].

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SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES OF WILLIAM McKINLEY FROM MARCH 1, 1897 TO MAY 30, 1900  ~~  BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM, AS PRESIDENT, TO THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS POLITIAL CAREER, MARK HANNA – KNOWN AS THE ‘KINGMAKER’ OF OHIO AND NATIONAL POLITICS POST CIVIL WAR

MCKINLEY, WILLIAM (1843-1901).  25th President of the United States; assassinated in 1901. The book:  SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES OF WILLIAM McKINLEY FROM MARCH 1, 1897 TO MAY 30, 1900, boldly inscribed on the half-title page:  “for Hon[orable] M A Hanna / with sincere regards / William McKinley / July 28, 1900”, as President. 

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